Phylogenetic relationships of the freshwater alga Boldia erythrosiphon (Compsopogonales, Rhodophyta) based on 18S rRNA gene sequences

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The nuclear small-subunit ribosomal DNA sequence from the freshwater red alga Boldia erythrosiphon Herndon emend Howard et Parker was determined. Phylogenetic analysis confirms the positioning of this species within the bangiophycidean order of the Compsopogonales. The results strongly suggest that occupation of freshwater habitats by marine red algae has happened at least twice during red algal evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555 - 557
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Phycology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun-1998


  • 18S rRNA
  • Bangiophycidae
  • Boldiaceae
  • Boldia erythrosiphon
  • Compsopogonales
  • phylogeny
  • Rhodophyta
  • RDNA

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